Morning, Today I am sharing 'The Flower Garden', a mixed media project I have made using the new dies and stamps that Leonie recently launched on Hochanda. For this I used the 'Floral Bursts' and the coordinating stamp set.
To start with I joined two canvas boards together to give the size I wanted. I glued them together onto a piece of greyboard and cut that down when it was dry.
I screwed up some tissue paper and ripped it into pieces. Using Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Seal and Glaze, I stuck this all over the surface for texture.
Next I added some ripped sections of the mini type corrugated cardboard, some honeycomb die cuts and some roses, i secured these with Cosmic Shimmer glue.
To add even more texture to the piece I added some cotton threads across my project.
Next I decided that the rose swag at the top didn't match the look so I removed it. I then added some skeleton leaves where my main design was going to sit.
Next I painted with white gesso to even out all of the colour. When this was dry I built up the colour across the project with Dyna Paints. I kept it greener where the flowers were going. I used a mixture of 359,356 & 357. I also added some Sleeping Beauty acrylic pain from Indigo Blu. I then highlighted areas with Pebeo Silver Gilding wax.
Next I took some lengths of calico that I had previously dyed with blues, greens and teal. I twisted them until they coiled back on themselves and stuck them with Cosmic Shimmer glue, these were to be the stems.
I cut out the blooms I wanted in water colour card and coloured them with Distress Inks mixed with water. I used Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and worn lipstick.
To finish the card, I stuck the flowers in place with 3D glue gel. I made one of the blooms into a bud which I had painted on both sides. I stamped the lovely modern 'ART' stamp on the project from the stamp collection.
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to visit today. I hope you enjoyed the step by step and the finished piece. I look forward to reading your comments so I thank you in advance.xx